Medical Opinions

In “DVIF&G Opinions” we share our views on the many complex issues facing infertility treatment and the medical community. We hope that you find this section helpful as you cope with your unique situation and gain the knowledge you need to seek the best treatment.

DVIF&G & ASRM

In response the recent news about the California Octoplets, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine has released the following statement. DVIF&G abides by ASRM guidelines.

“Over the decade, the ASRM & our affiliate the Society for Reproductive Technology (SART) have worked diligently to reduce the number of high order multiple births resulting from IVF treatments. We have produced guidelines restricting the number of embryos transferred during IVF. Published research confirms that these guidelines have led to fewer embryos being transferred and a marked reduction in the number of high order multiple births.

At this point, we do not know the circumstances surrounding the conception of these children and what if any medical treatment were involved. If this resulted from an IVF treatment, we can say that transferring eight embryos in an IVF cycle is well beyond our guidelines. Working with SART we have a process for looking into these kind of matters & taking appropriate action.”

 

Our View on Cloning

As a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), we support any reputable research and technological advances in the field of assisted reproduction, especially that which is subject to peer review. We further support the policies and opinions of the ASRM as stated:

  1. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine is opposed to any attempt at human reproductive cloning. 
  2. ASRM Responds to Latest Cloning Claims
  3. ASRM BULLETIN Volume 6, Number 6 January 23, 2004 
  4. ASRM BULLETIN Volume 6, Number 7 January 29, 2004